Leading - Not Always Fun

I had this whole post ready to go about the 100th day of school, and then my Girl Scout leader meeting came.

Yesterday was the 100th day of school and GG's class didn't do anything. She was really upset, but it turns out that once they hit the 2nd grade, they don't celebrate things like that anymore.

LAME!!!

Anyway, this meeting of mine. To put it nicely... it sucked!!!

Every year the Girl Scouts from our area host a Sweetheart Dance. This is a father/daughter dance on or around Valentine's weekend. Beings it's right before V-day, this was the big topic of discussion tonight. First we had to discuss the menu. Of course, no one could agree on anything. 3 hot dishes with 2 salads, or 2 hot dishes, a sandwich tray, and 2 salads? Oh, but wait, there's enough people going where we can get 3 salads! You would have thought this decision was going to change the course of mankind! Just pick something and move on. We're all moms so it's not like we're the ones who will eat the food anyway! Father/daughter... ya, we're neither of those!

Someone who was not the woman in charge of the dance was going over the paperwork. The woman in charge of this event handed the papers over to the treasurer last month and never got them back so she assumed she was free from all decision making from that point on. Really?! Anyway, it was noticed that desert was not included in the meal plan (once they decided on that 45 minutes later!). Someone suggested we bake cookies and brownies, because they would be less messy than cake or cupcakes. As long as it was all on trays when we got there, there was no extra charge. I don't want to bake a bazillion cookies so I kept my mouth shut. Don't you know another woman jumped up and said, "I can make a huge and really good strawberry cake!" Um, didn't we just agree that cake was not an option?

And then we had to discuss when and where we were going to distribute the cookies. We know when they're being delivered, but of course no one knows what time.

Good grief people! The saying "Behind every good man stands an even better woman" definitely does NOT apply here!

I love that I can be involved in something my daughter s interested in and the other leader of our troop is awesome! But outside of our troop, this is the worst organized group of women I have ever met. EVER!!!

As long as I keep my mouth shut during the meetings, I figure I can't be suckered into being in charge of something I want nothing to do with. I would rather go back to my old job being in charge of a bunch of snotty 1 year olds than try to lead some of those women! I never thought it could get much worse than that job, but I certainly don't want to chance it. And just to clarify, I don't mean snotty as is brats. I mean snotty in the literal sense of the word. "Day care nose" ~ it's a real thing. Trust me!

Until next time...
Steelers

12 comments:

Trac~ said...

Oh good grief - sounds like you have your hands full for sure! Good luck girl! :o)

singedwingangel said...

Wow.. those poor girls are having to learn form these women how to be independent and self sufficient.. yet they don't even have that ability?? Niiiiiceee lol

Kmama said...

Ooh, yeah, this is one of those "better you than me" scenarious. I would not be so fond of that!

Amy said...

what a mess this seems to always happen when you get women together. No 100 days? so sad..

The Mommyologist said...

Sounds like you have your hands full with those women!!

I left you an award over at my blog today! :)

cindi said...

Are you sure you weren't sitting in on some of the meetings I've been to lately? Ugh! Did all of the women at your meeting talk at once? So annoying!

blueviolet said...

I have taken on some of those leadership roles and it stinks!!! You're wise to keep your mouth shut!

Shell said...

I hate trying to plan things like this. Waaaayyy too many people and opinions means nothing gets done.

Juliana said...

OMG you must be exhausted!!!! Thank you for your comment on my blog--it truly meant so much to me.

Tracie said...

My son is in 1st grade and they didn't celebrate the 100th day either.

Women like that are why I stay away from volunteering.

Midday Escapades said...

Ha, ha you sound like me at those types of meetings - keep quiet or risk getting volunteered. :0)

Chief said...

aweee

we celebrate the 100th day! Our whole school does!